brake horsepower


noun

the horsepower made available by an engine or turbine for driving machinery other than itself, as measured by a dynamometer.

Nearby words

  1. brake,
  2. brake band,
  3. brake drum,
  4. brake fade,
  5. brake fluid,
  6. brake light,
  7. brake lining,
  8. brake pad,
  9. brake parachute,
  10. brake pedal

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British Dictionary definitions for brake horsepower

brake horsepower

noun

the rate at which an engine does work, expressed in horsepower. It is measured by the resistance of an applied brakeAbbreviation: bhp
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